Franco Harris, NFL Hall Of Famer Who Caught ‘Immaculate Reception’ And Won 4 Super Bowls, Dies At 72

Phoebe Haines sings the US national anthem before an NFL match between Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

At a glance

  • Harris was cut by the Steelers during the 1984 season and caught on briefly with the Seattle Seahawks before retiring. He finished his career with 12,120 rushing yards and 100 touchdowns.
  • Despite his legendary exploits, Harris was famously humble.
  • “You see, during that era, each player brought their own little piece with them to make that wonderful decade happen,” Harris said during his Hall of Fame speech in 1990.

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